Dr. Ronny Jackson under investigation by the Pentagon
By: Susan Conte, Xiro Xone News May 2, 2018 Updated: 1:52 PM PT
Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Jackson had been the personal physician at the White House medical unit, to Donald Trump. The investigation threatens any advancement opportunities for Dr. Jackson as well as his, future with the Navy.
After a glowing medical report on President Trump by Dr. Jackson that was unbelievable by some, Dr. Jackson was nominated by President Trump to head the Department of Veteran Affairs. As he entered the confirmation process allegations of misconduct begun to emerged that placed a microscope on him and his past behavior.
Pentagon spokesman Tom Crosson said, “The Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General is conducting the probe into allegations against Adm. Jackson and will decide afterward what further investigation or action should be taken.”
Some of the allegations against Dr. Jackson are mistreating lower-ranking employees, drinking to excess on overseas trips, and handing out prescription drugs like Percocet and Ambien.”
As the allegations grew, Admiral Jackson withdrew himself from consideration prompting President Trump to blame Montana Senator Jon Tester. Speaking about Dr. Jackson President Trump said, “He served 3 presidents," Trump said of Jackson Saturday evening at a Michigan rally, decrying "vicious rumors" against him. "President Obama said he was fantastic. President Bush said he was fantastic. I say he's fantastic.”
Ronny Jackson served 23 years as a Navy physician, including an emergency medical physician in Iraq. And has worked in the White House Medical Unit since 2006, during the George W. Bush’s administration. He stayed on after the election of, President Barack Obama who nominated Dr. Jackson to lead the White House team of physicians in 2013, and then continued when President Trump assumed office.
Dr. Jackson continues as a doctor at the White House, a spokesman said Tuesday, but reports indicated he would not continue as Trump’s physician. “Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson is currently on active duty, assigned to the White House,” said White house deputy press secretary, Raj Shah.